Keith Olbermann has been bringing a lot of attention to himself and Current TV with the debut of the latest iteration of Countdown. The ratings for the first episode were an impressive 179,000 for the 25-54 age group, which surpassed CNN and pleased Olbermann. The PR continued this week with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Some noted that Olbermann used his new Current TV gig to criticize his former colleagues. “It may seem like score settling, but that’s part of the Olbermann brand. Successful TV talk hosts are able to meld their personalities and their material,” notes Time today. ”Olbermann’s gift on Countdown has been to turn his ‘me against the Man’ attitude into an ‘us against the Man’ mantra as he enjoins his audience to resist corporate power.”
After the jump, some more of this week’s major media moves.